Articles Tagged ‘Puerto Viejo’

5 Places to Propose in Puerto Viejo de Limon

5 Places to Propose in Puerto Viejo de Limon October 28, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Feeling lucky in love? Hoping to get hitched in 2012? Pop the question in Puerto Viejo de Limon, Costa Rica and chances are your amor will answer affirmatively, and if she or he is anything like me, it will be a resounding “Si! Si! Si!” There’s something magical about this far-flung enclave on...

It’s Always Sunny In Puerto Viejo: Old Harbor Banana Barge at Sunset

It’s Always Sunny In Puerto Viejo: Old Harbor Banana Barge at Sunset September 30, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
This old rusted barge sits just off the shore of Playa Negra, at the entrance to Puerto Viejo de Limon. A rusty-but-not-forgotten symbol of the town’s history with the banana trade, the barge is now home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. Snorkeling its basin is possible when waters are calm, ...

Puerto Viejo’s Best Sandwiches

Puerto Viejo’s Best Sandwiches September 26, 2011 | Food | Read More
Chicken BLT at the Lizard King Sink your teeth into a sandwich from one of my six favorite spots in Puerto Viejo and I bet you won’t be disappointed. 1. Pan Pay Bakery: Jamon y queso (Ham & Cheese) on a fresh baked baguette. I like to eat half right away and save the other half for later,...

Calm after the Storm at Salsa Brava, Puerto Viejo

Calm after the Storm at Salsa Brava, Puerto Viejo September 10, 2011 | Whats New | Read More
In the week following Irene, Puerto Viejo de Limon was arumble with thunder while gusty winds wreaked minor havoc, and the sky seemed ready to break at the drop of a hat. Today, all is quiet on the weather front and the sun shone hot most of the day. Here, a BMW with a Panama license plate is juxtaposed...

South Caribbean: Costa Rica’s Best Beaches

South Caribbean: Costa Rica’s Best Beaches July 20, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Punta Uva Beach Pirates discovered Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast long ago, but its true treasures are still intact. Turquoise water meets a narrow swath of sand that turns from black to white to gold all within just over 6 miles, and depending on the beach, visitors can swim, snorkel, surf,...

Amimodo Pizza: Puerto Viejo’s Best-Kept Secret

Amimodo Pizza: Puerto Viejo’s Best-Kept Secret July 20, 2011 | Food | Read More
Amimodo has been open for over a decade, but it has managed to remain Puerto Viejo’s best, secret pizza joint for several years running, despite some others’ attempts to do pizza right. Pizza is typically by the pie here, a small is perfect for one hungry person, and a large can feed four...

Free Things to Do in Puerto Viejo

Free Things to Do in Puerto Viejo July 12, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
From dawn ’til dusk, Puerto Viejo is chalk full of free things to do, especially if you like nature and the outdoors. Since transportation is hardly cheap these days, these free things to do may all be done on foot. Brightly colored maps of Puerto Viejo are invaluable to new arrivals, and are available...

A Few Good Zoos in Costa Rica

A Few Good Zoos in Costa Rica June 28, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Three-toed sloth in achiote and cacao trees at the Lizard King Resort, Puerto Viejo Zoos in Costa Rica, are for the most part, colorful sanctuaries alive and brimming with the exotic creatures that populate most nooks and crannies of the country. The aim here is rescue, rehabilitation, and release for...

Happy Camping on Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast

Happy Camping on Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast June 23, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Camping Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica From Manzanillo-Gandoca National Park to Cahuita, the beaches of Puerto Viejo are ideal for camping, and it’s becoming quite the popular option for budget travelers, tent-pitching affionados, and unlikely adventure seekers alike. Although camping is supposed to be limited...

Excellent Diving, Snorkeling Along Costa Rica’s Caribbean

Excellent Diving, Snorkeling Along Costa Rica’s Caribbean May 20, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
May is the first month of Costa Rica’s official and legendary rainy reason, but conditions have been unseasonably sunny and clear along the Caribbean coast this month, making for some of the best snorkeling and diving opportunities of the year. Above, low tide and placid water in front of  Reef...